Motorcycle Live 2023

Motorcycle Live 2023

Automotive Industry, Bicycles, Motorcycles, Railway Industry
Birmingham, UK
18-26 Nov 2023
The NEC Birmingham
1 year
Event website:
Motorcycle Live

One of Britain's most extensive motorcycle shows

It can be said that Motorcycle Live is the lifeblood of the two-wheeler industry in the UK as it’s a direct lifeline between manufacturers, professionals, and bike enthusiasts. The international trade show has been making headlines since 1981 and currently stands at the top as the biggest event in the industry within the entire UK. Thus, you are certain that you are going to be in the spotlight when you exhibit at Motorcycle Live. The event used to be called International Motorcycle and Scooter Show until 2010, which was when it was rebranded to its current name and image. As the name suggests, visitors will be able to discover the full breadth of bikes and motorcycles on display. These span from classic biker two-wheelers to super bikes and race bikes, but that is only scratching the surface as visitors will also get access to accessories, components, and modifications.

Motorcycle Live 2023

The 2023 edition of Motorcycle Live will take place at the NEC Birmingham as a face-to-face exhibition between 18.11.2023 and 26.11.2023. The hosting location will not feature the latest and strictest COVID-19 preventative measures. This is because of the removal of the country's pandemic-related limitations.


Cross the finish line when planning your trip to Motorcycle Live first and delegate the duties of selecting your hotel in Birmingham, UK to Trade Fair Trips Ltd. We specialize in affordable hotel accommodation for trade shows and accommodate budgets of all sizes. Tell us how much you are prepared to spend, and we will select the top hotel rates during Motorcycle Live in no time. One day is all it takes to receive a list with offers. Have your pick from excellent hotels near the NEC and enjoy a short commute. Having the right location is crucial. Trade Fair Trips Ltd can support you further after you’ve made your reservations. Hire us to construct your trade show booth the day before Motorcycle Live begins, or have us book meeting facilities in advance in your name.

On foot
On foot:

20 minutes when travelling from Birmingham Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Birmingham New Street station

By car
By car:

5 minutes when travelling from Birmingham Airport

20 minutes when travelling from Birmingham New Street station

By public transport
By public transport:

Unnecessary when travelling from Birmingham Airport because of proximity

60 minutes when travelling from Birmingham New Street station


Hotels near Motorcycle Live

Hotel Stars Distance to fair City Price
Motorcycle Live 2023 Birmingham Premier Inn Birmingham NEC/Airport 1.9 Birmingham on request Request
Motorcycle Live 2023 Birmingham Coleshill Hotel 7.6 Birmingham on request Request
Motorcycle Live 2023 Birmingham Campanile Hotel - Birmingham 15.8 Birmingham on request Request
Motorcycle Live 2023 Birmingham Park Regis Birmingham 17.3 Birmingham on request Request
Motorcycle Live 2023 Birmingham Solihull South (M42) hotel 12.4 Solihull on request Request
Motorcycle Live 2023 Birmingham Ramada Solihull Birmingham Solihull on request Request
Motorcycle Live 2023 Birmingham Crowne Plaza Solihull 8.8 Solihull on request Request
Motorcycle Live 2023 Birmingham DoubleTree by Hilton at the Ricoh Arena - Coventry Coventry on request Request
Motorcycle Live 2023 Birmingham Staycity Aparthotels Newhall Square 16.2 Birmingham on request Request
Motorcycle Live 2023 Birmingham Ye Olde Station Guest House Birmingham, Shustoke 14.1 Birmingham on request Request

Motorcycle Live follows a strict annual schedule and arrives during the second half of November. The international bike show lasts for nine days in total and is based in Birmingham, UK. Editions are open to visitors from the public and professionals interested in buying new bikes and related gear. MCIA Events Ltd is the official organiser of the event in partnership with Bikesure Insurance and the NEC serves as the host for the duration of the event. Work hours are varied on the different days: from 09:00 am until 18:00 pm on the first two days, 10:00 am until 17:00 pm on the next five days, 09:00 am until 18:00 pm on Saturday and 09:00 am until 17:00 pm on the last Sunday. The NEC is situated right next door to Birmingham International Rail Station, which means there are multiple ways to get to the exhibition grounds without having to rent a car.

  • “To hear such positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike is amazing. I’d like to say a massive thanks to all those who exhibited, visited and worked with us to make Motorcycle live 2019 in association with Bikesure Insurance such a success. Roll on 2020!” - Finlay McAllan Managing Director of Motorcycle Live;
  • “It has been a fantastic show for us and a great platform for us to showcase our new model releases,” - Devron Boulton, National Sales Manager of Triumph UK;
  • “It has surpassed all our expectations. It really has been amazing both in terms of lead generation and also familiarising visitors with our brand,” - Bob Allen, Director of AJP UK;
  • “We were proud to team up with the UK’s biggest bike show – we’re extremely pleased with how the event has gone and couldn’t ask for a better result for our debut co-branded show,” - Grant Varnham, Business Development Manager of Bikesure Insurance.

How come is Motorcycle Live regarded as the cream of the crop among two-wheeler circles in the UK? It all comes down to numbers. The bike show outshines everyone else in terms of attendance numbers – last edition registered over 104,000 bike enthusiasts and professionals who have gone through the exhibition halls to see the newest models from 46 leading bike manufacturers in the entire world. In addition, more than 220 exhibitors and retailers have their own stands selling not just parts and accessories, but also much needed gear. Part of the reason these numbers are so high has to do with how well Motorcycle Live inserts itself into biker culture. Visitors have a lot of interactivity with bikes, can see them at the top of their performance at the Moto-Cirque Arena and engage with professional racers face to face.

Motorcycle Live 2021

NEC Birmingham hosted the 2021 live edition of Motorcycle between 04.12.2021 and 12.12.2021. The hosting location featured the latest COVID-19 prevention measures. Among the implemented measures was the 3G entry policy. The 180 exhibitors and over 66,000 visitors had to present 3G documents before entry. These include negative test results, immunisation passports or proof of recovery.

Motorcycle Live 2022

The 2022 edition of Motorcycle Live was held as a live trade show between 19.11.2022 and 27.11.2022 in NEC Birmingham. The venue did not feature Covid-19 safety measures because of the UK removing its pandemic-related restrictions during the previous months. The edition feature around 90,000 visitors and over 50 exhibitor manufacturers, with over 650 of the visiting test-driving wares.

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